Any name with an "mh" making a "v" sound, Irish or otherwise.
Many parents and commentators defend Happily Ever After against what some critics call a rising "feminist attack," and credit the comely ladies with teaching values such as kindness, reading, love of animals, and perseverance.
As Orenstein and others point out, little girls take their cues about what is desirable by looking at how boys and men respond to older girls and women. The father who lavishes adoration on “Daddy’s little princess” but ogles high-school cheerleaders is sending his daughter a clear message. The message is that the princess phase won’t last much longer, and if you want to grasp and hold adult male attention, you need to be sexy.
In all seriousness though, hasn't every generation felt the one that follows is maturing too quickly?
Since the deregulation movement of the 1980s, the federal government has lost most oversight of advertising to children. This has encouraged marketers to become increasingly brazen, says Levin. Marketers are motivated to use the sexualization of women to attract little girls, or violence to attract little boys, because developmentally children are drawn to things they don't understand, or find unnerving, Levin says
Things sure have changed from the days when girls were encouraged to be as unattractive as possible.
"In today's highly sexualized environment – where 5-year-olds wear padded bras"
"One-quarter of 14-to-17-year-olds of both sexes polled by The Associated Press and MTV in 2009 reported either sending naked pictures of themselves or receiving naked pictures of someone else."
And I don't have a problem with that (if no one is hurt), having been a teen myself, once. Like you, I see the problem in where we are technologically. If an adult wants to send nude self portraits, fine. But it's a problem when a child does it, as we both said.
The issue is impulse control and full understanding of consequences - something the teenage brain is not neurologically ready to do.
Also, seeing someone nude in a room may indeed burn into your retinas, but it won't burn onto disk, so the consequences are limited compared to a photo.
"Disney's Jasmine, for instance, has a sultry off-the-shoulder look, while even Miss Piggy shows cleavage."
I suspect that rates of nude-photo sending are lower in countries where the consequences of unprotected sex are well taught to teens (if only by making consequences of actions in general a more prevalent thought). Teens in Japan, for example, are not totally abstinent (nor are they taught to be), but the teen pregnancy rate there (4 per 1000 in the 15-19 y.o. age group in 2002) is lower than in the U.S.
Delmoi--Mattel's injunction was never enforced--MGA filed a countersuit, and won. Bratz are still made.
As if female adulthood is simply a series of clothes one has to don, and male adulthood is a series of prescribed tasks which need to be completed.
Who the fuck is buying padded bras and thongs for little kids? I am half serious when I ask why they can't be prosecuted for some kid-related sex crime. I guess as long as you're not touching them, it's OK to sexualize your kids?
Every single one of them replied that she should have stayed with him and kept trying until he was nice to her, no matter how mean he was.
Based on my not having seen either of them, Beauty and the Beast actually sounds a lot like
So be it. There's a difference between what teens do and what little kids, as in, in the story, five-year-olds, do. I have a five-year-old daughter; she doesn't need a bra, and none of her little friends need a bra either, and so who in the hell is buying their five-year-old kid a bra, let alone a push-up bra? Who in the hell buys a 7-year-old kid a thong?
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